Financial firms are benefiting from the $1.5 trillion tax cut and make up the majority of companies so far handing out raises and bonuses as a result of the bill.
The prospect of more states with less bipartisan representation is likely to increase the intense polarization in Congress.
The Supreme Court will decide whether voting districts in Texas were the product of race discrimination and whether online merchants must collect sales taxes.
The Treasury Department took the first steps toward carrying out the $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul with the release of new tax withholding tables.
The Treasury Department’s failure to provide an economic analysis of its $1.5 trillion tax plan had prompted an inquiry into whether political meddling played a part.
A 2004 change by Congress, meant to foster domestic manufacturing, may provide a cautionary tale: You can mine a lot of tax breaks from just one word.